Margaret Lincoln
March 22-25, 2006
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Speakers: Biography

Margaret Lincoln

Library Media Specialist
Lakeview High School
13166 11 Mile Road
Ceresco MI
49033 USA

Margaret Lincoln has worked as a library media specialist with the Lakeview Public Schools in Battle Creek, Michigan since 1973, serving as National Honor Society Advisor since 1976. After growing up in New York City, she graduated from the University of Michigan with highest honors in French, completed educational coursework at Columbia University, obtained teaching certification from Arizona State University, earned a master's degree in library science from the University of Michigan and received educational technology certification from Michigan State University. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Phi Mu (library honor society).

In 2004, Margaret was awarded a fellowship to pursue a doctorate in information science at the University of North Texas (Denton) as part of an IMLS funded interdisciplinary distance program. Her current research interests include information resources for secondary school students, information literacy, collaborative partnerships between school library media specialists and teachers, and museum informatics.

A member of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME) and the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL), Margaret is a frequent presenter at these organizations' conferences. She is also a member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). In 2004, she gave presentations concerning Holocaust instructional resources at ALA and at the National Conference of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Margaret has written articles focusing on school librarianship, primary source materials, the Big6 information problem solving model, Internet plagiarism, altered books and Holocaust education for The Book Report, Library Media Connection, Media Spectrum, MultiMedia Schools and School Library Journal. She contributed a chapter titled "A Proactive Response to Plagiarism" in Guiding Students from Cheating and Plagiarism to Honesty and Integrity, edited by Ann Lathrup and published by Libraries Unlimited in 2005.

Selected as an American Memory Fellow with the Library of Congress in 2000, Margaret collaborated with social studies teacher Scott Durham at Lakeview High School to create a World War I online instructional unit now published on the Library's Learning Page.

In 2002, Margaret was chosen as a Mandel Fellow with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). As part of her outreach project for this program, she wrote a W.K. Kellogg Artist in Residence grant to bring the USHMM Oskar Schindler traveling exhibition to Battle Creek. Margaret secured an additional Kellogg Foundation Expert-in-Residence Grant in 2004 to bring Holocaust child survivor Pierre Sauvage to Battle Creek in support of the USHMM traveling exhibition Life in Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust that was on display at the Battle Creek Art Center in the fall of 2005. For the traveling exhibitions in both 2002 and 2005, Margaret organized classroom visits for more than 6,000 students and provided instructional resource support for teachers.

Margaret received the Ruby Brown Award for Individual Excellence from MAME in 2000, the 2004 AASL Collaborative School Library Media Award and the 2005 Information Literacy Roundtable Award from the Michigan Library Association.

Margaret will present The On-line and the On-site Holocaust Museum Exhibition as an Informational Resource. [Paper]